Sunday, 13 September 2009

AusNZVeganMoFo: Recipe Round Up - Eat, Drink and Be Vegan

Ever since I bought Eat, Drink and Be Vegan it has been a delightful source of delicious dinners, snacks and treats. Here are a few more of the fabulous meals I have created using this book.

This is Sesame Lime Soba Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Snow Peas, with some Pan-Fried Tempt-eh. The noodles are super tasty, and have a lovely sauce on them. The snow peas are retain a really nice crunch and with the mushrooms make for some great textures. Plus, who doesn't love soba? The tempeh is so more-ish, and would be great alongside any number of other dishes. The tempeh is coated in arrowroot flour, which I found did get very sticky so the slabs tended to stick together.

Polenta Casserole is ridiculously easy to put together. It uses the prepared polenta that, from the sounds of it comes in a 500g tube in America. Here it comes in 1kg slab. The polenta is grated and mixed with seasoning and 'cheese', and is then sprinkled over a delicious tomatoey mixture of beans and corn. Just pop in the oven and serve! It's not pictured here, but I served it with a green salad tossed with the amazing Back-To-Basics Balsamic Vinaigrette.

The pasta on this plate is Olive Oyl Pasta, which involves loads of garlic and lots of different olives. It is pretty lovely. I served it over a gluten-free penne I had, which was one of the first times I have used gluten free pasta. It was pretty nice! On the side is lots of greens tossed with Living Caesar Dressing and the amazing Polenta Crutons. This dressing is amazing! I used the sesame seed option in place of the pine nuts because my brother has an intolerance. And I cannot say enough about the croutons. I like to make them just to snack on them, they are that good!

Hide The Lentils Tomato Sauce is delicious over fettuccine. I was only cooking for myself and my dad, so I had enough sauce left over to freeze for another recipe that uses the sauce - more on that when I make it! I served it with Lemon-Broiled Green Beans, which are delicious and so quick and easy to make. I also cooked up some Seared Portobello Mushrooms that are really delicious, they have some lime added to the coating mixture that adds a fabulous extra dimension. Again, they used arrowroot powder so were a bit sticky. But yummy!

Cute Cat Photo of the Post

This is my beloved miss Gizmo. I love this photo of her, I think she looks so stunning. While Dim Sim is allowed into the great, big, scary outside world (only because she is so sulky and sad if she doesn't get to go), Gizmo is an inside only kitty (with a kick-butt CatMax enclosure) where I can keep her nice and safe. In this photo I was outside playing with Dim Sim, and Gizmo was sitting in the sun room window looking out watching us. I took it through the glass.

So, I am back from the girls' weekend at the Gold Coast and it was a lot of great fun! I will post about it (including all the yummy food) when I put my photos onto my computer.


  1. I love the look of that tempeh and noodles. And Gizmo is a beautiful girl, you take great photos of them!

  2. Oh yum, everything looks delicious...I've said it before but I really do need to get that cookbook!

  3. Wow, everything looks so good especially the tempeh and the polenta casserole.

  4. I've heard so many good things about that cookbook, and your photos are making me seriously consider getting it!

  5. Yum! I'm inspired to checkout that cookbook again. It's sitting on my shelf gaining dust....